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Address: on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-439 3450
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You don't want to miss these trees or the walk in the woods. Just great. Oldest trees in New Zealand and something to very much see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don't want to miss these trees or the walk in the woods. Just great. Oldest trees in New Zealand and something to very much see

Thank rjb826
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We did the drive from Whangarei to Waipoua Forest. It was lovely driving through the very green rolling hills and seeing the cattle and sheep. We actually saw 2 twin lambs born moments before. We drove north to the forest and we're delighted by the cafe on a river just before the forest. The rapids were amazing and the beauty... More 

Thank rtriley
Fujisawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We were expecting a really touristy area, but no - just minimal parking spaces, a place to clean off any lingering dirt from your shoes, and amazing trees. I suggest you spend time taking all paths around the biggest trees, and take time to just gaze up and think about time, history and nature.

Thank MarianKinoshita
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We drove through the forest, this was very well sign posted. There is parking on the road and toilets should you need them. There is some information and a place for you to clean your shoes/boots before entering. A short 10 minute walk into the forest and you are greeted with Tane Mahuta. He is HUGE! The forest itself is... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Huge Kauri trees everywhere! A selection of short walks from 10 mins to an hour or more if you want to walk between the different areas. Highlights include the biggest known living Kauri tree, Tane Mahuta, a group of 4 trees (the 4 sisters) whose trunks are almost touching they are growing so close to each other, and Te Matua... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

We visited the Tane Mahuta tree, and the 4 sisters walk, which was spectacular as you can see the 2nd largest Kauri tree, which appears even larger than Tane Mahuta and you get a good view. We then went to the visitor centre cafe for lunch. While the lunch was fine, the drive was nerve racking over unpaved roads and... More 

1 Thank Mr_25_7
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Don't just visit the big one tane mahuta about 1k south of there there are a few walks that are definitely worth the visit - the trees are magnificent and steeped in history

Thank Simon S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you travel to Northland you have to take in Waipoua Forst and Hokianga Harbour. Try and avoid the tour-busses whwn visiting Tane Mahuta, the 4 sisters or the other Kauris. Sandfly repellant is a must!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

This forest contains a breathtaking display of the second largest variety of trees on the planet--the Kauri tree. Beautiful for the whole family to enjoy

Thank CWgolfgal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The kauri trees are magnificent. The walks are well signposted, the times accurate and the paths for those under 60 minutes are good. A different experience.

Thank Richard B

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